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    If you've got money, it's easier to buy drugs. That's obvious, but money or no money - the question is why do you need them, and what are you trying to escape from?

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    Only 80 degrees here



    But the rooms nicely air conditioned


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    You seem to be making an assumption that everyone who takes drugs does so because they need them - not necessarily any more true than saying everyone who drinks alcohol is an alcoholic. When you enjoy a bottle of wine or a few beers, what are you escaping from? Some folk just enjoy the buzz. Your drug of choice is alcohol, and like with most drugs (not all) that is fine.

    As you've said previously, it's about moderation Although in the case of cocaine and so-called "legal highs" I don't think moderation is possible, hence my worry.

    You're probably going to tell me that you don't drink for the effects it has, and you're perfectly entitled to do so, and I'm perfectly entitled to disbelieve you. Sure, you enjoy the taste, but I'm betting you haven't spent too much time trying out alcohol-free beverages

    I remember in the old clubbing days, some would say, "these people on ecstasy are just artificially happy because of the drug, it's not real". But I preferred to be in a place full of artificially happy friendly people than in a pub full of artificially aggressive and unpredictable pissheads.

    Apologies if you're not pointing the finger at recreational drugs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy S View Post
    Only 80 degrees here



    But the rooms nicely air conditioned

    That first picture is missing something. I'm not sure what. Oh, that's it, me on one of those sun loungers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    That first picture is missing something. I'm not sure what. Oh, that's it, me on one of those sun loungers
    I thought you were going to say " Me on a surf board "
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Al View Post
    I thought you were going to say " Me on a surf board "
    If I ever attempted that, you would more likely see my surf board in the picture with me nowhere to be seen!

    I did have a go at windsurfing at one time, bought a board and everything. That hobby lasted about 5 minutes If I was going on the sea, I would rather be in something than on something.

    How you getting on with your boats? When you take one out does the other one sulk? Perhaps you could join them together with a few planks, make a catamaran. Then if anyone gets seasick you can make them walk the plank over to t'other one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    You seem to be making an assumption that everyone who takes drugs does so because they need them - not necessarily any more true than saying everyone who drinks alcohol is an alcoholic. When you enjoy a bottle of wine or a few beers, what are you escaping from? Some folk just enjoy the buzz. Your drug of choice is alcohol, and like with most drugs (not all) that is fine.
    Firstly, I'm talking about drug ABUSE. The last word is self-explanatory, and the complete opposite of moderation. And the same applies with alcohol ABUSE. If you're staggering around towns like a zombie, as was described in the link Martin showed about Stoke (and the same thing happens in Wrexham, and throughout the whole of the UK), then you have a BIG problem - end of.

    Secondly, I (and also Del) only drink wine with meals, but very rarely during the week (last night as we had friends visiting was an exception). Mostly we only have it at the weekend, often just for Sunday lunch, as traditionally that's when we'll enjoy a really nice meal, and where we'll share no more than a bottle between us (frequently there's some left over), and perhaps also have a small aperitif each beforehand. Wine, for most Italians and continentals, is simply an accompaniment to food.

    Other than the odd bottle/can of beer (no more than 2 per week), that's all the alcohol I drink, and Del won't have any on a 'school night'. I can assure you that I don't derive any "buzz" from it, certainly at those levels of consumption, so it's simply about enjoying the taste, and alcohol in moderation. That's the continental way, and how I was brought up. My parents, nor indeed any of members my family, have ever ABUSED alcohol, or for that matter, drugs.

    It's a tradition in Italian households, and I believe also in some in the UK, to keep a small 'bar' stocked with various forms of alcohol, which is mainly used for offering visiting guests a drink. In that respect, our house is full of alcohol, but it's hardly ever touched.

    I've got bottles of very expensive malt whisky, for example, which I've not even opened, and others I haven't touched for months. And because I'm a somewhat of an oenophile, I have a 'cellar' full of wine, currently around 300 bottles, but only to facilitate being able to compliment/accompany different types of foods. Also because I'm a long-time collector/aficionado, and some fine-wines/certain vintages need 'laying down' in order to be enjoyed at their best.

    I don't sit and neck them every night!

    You're probably going to tell me that you don't drink for the effects it has, and you're perfectly entitled to do so, and I'm perfectly entitled to disbelieve you. Sure, you enjoy the taste, but I'm betting you haven't spent too much time trying out alcohol-free beverages
    Well of course I don't drink alcohol for its effect, as with the small amount I consume, it has virtually NO effect.

    It's just a pleasant thing to enjoy occasionally, just the same as a can of Coke; in fact I often derive MORE pleasure from that, or a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, than I do alcohol. Jeez, if I craved an "effect", how would I be able to give up ALL forms of alcohol for seven weeks, during Lent...? And I can say, hand on heart, that I stick rigidly to the required fasting/regime, and that other than on Sundays, don't really miss the alcohol.

    In terms of alcohol-free beverages, I don't take them primarily because for me they taste like shit, in comparison with their alcoholic counterparts, especially beer. Therefore, if I'm going to abstain from alcohol, I'll take a soft drink instead, or have a nice cup of tea or coffee, and which I'll enjoy far more, simply because it's not pretending to be something it isn't!

    I remember in the old clubbing days, some would say, "these people on ecstasy are just artificially happy because of the drug, it's not real". But I preferred to be in a place full of artificially happy friendly people than in a pub full of artificially aggressive and unpredictable pissheads.
    Me too. These days I'd run a mile from that crap.

    Don't get me wrong though, I did take some drugs in my teens, but nothing too heavy, and never to excess. I never got into the dreadful state that you see some kids in now. I simply didn't *need* the "buzz" (fortunately, I've never had an addictive personality, one of the reasons why I never took up smoking), plus I knew that if I came home 'zombied' in that state, my dad would've belted my arse into kingdom come!!

    And that's a BIG part of the problem now: no discipline at home, in school or often anywhere else, to help keep kids (and others) under control.

    Anyway, this is probably a discussion for another thread

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    cloudy damp start. 9c.. to reach 14/15c in afternoon with a bit of sun. should stay dry.
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    Cloudy here as well but due to clear up later today
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